The Woman in Green
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Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Watson investigate a series of bizarre and apparently unconnected murders, and the death of a possible suspect. The trail leads to a society of hypnotists and a mysterious, glamoruos woman. The fiendish Dr Moriarty, though reported hanged in Montevideo, is belived to be involved. Starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Originally released in 1945.
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The game is afoot and beautiful women are being murdered around London and their right index fingers are cut off and mailed to...we won't give more away but we have a sinister plot, a beautiful femme fatale, hypnotism, blackmail, and Professor Moriarty who keeps popping up from the dead like the true Phoenix he is. Henry Daniell with his perpetual disdainful scowl is the perfect Moriarty. (He was the perfect Mr. Brocklehurst, too, in "Jane Eyre", remember)? Henry Daniell smiling would really be an event and we've never seen him even close to looking jocular. Be sure "The Woman in Green" is in your Holmes stable if it is not there already. The quality of the Amazon Instant Movie is very good.It is only 69 minutes long, alas, but you'll enjoy this visit to Baker Street!
London is being terrorized by a Jack the Ripper type killer preying upon young women; murdering then mutilating them by severing the right forefinger from each victim. Scotland Yard is at a loss to find the killer or prevent the murders from continuing. It is time to call in the one man who may be able to put an end to the terror, Sherlock Holmes.
A chance encounter at Pembroke House where Holmes sees an attractive woman named Lydia (Hillary Brooke) will be the key to what's really behind the slayings, which as Holmes explains to his old pal Watson, may involve something far more sinister than plain old murder. Every Holmes devotee knows only one mind could devise something more sinister than murder, but wasn't Moriarity hanged in Montividio?
This fast paced and exciting entry is a lot of fun for Rathbone and Bruce fans as the two have some fine moments together. The story is full of dark alleys and London fog. The morgue, hypnotism, and a deadly confrontation between Holmes and his long-time "acquaintance," Professor Moriarity, on a dangerously narrow ledge overlooking London, make this one a fine Holmes' tale well-told.
Henry Daniel is the definitive Moriarity and Hillary Brooke adds flavor in this story of blackmail and murder, all tied to hypnotism. Paul Cavanagh is good as Sir George Fenwick, who awakes one morning after a date with Lydia with no memory of where he's been. His only clue is a bloody finger in his pocket and the newsboy's chant outside his window about the latest victim.
Eve Amber has a small but nice role as Sir George's daughter Maude, who comes to Holmes worried about her father. Holmes suspects she has reason to worry and those suspicions are proven valid when her father's body is discovered by Holmes and Watson, clutching a matchbook from Pembrose House.
There are two confrontations between Holmes and Moriarity in this one for us to enjoy. Also included in the jam-packed 68 minutes is a niftily, and quite humorously thwarted, assination attempt on Holmes' life. Watson and an army sniper named Williams may be easy fodder for hypnotism, but is Holmes impervious to Lydia's charms?
This one is great fun and gets the highest rating for being a fine and entertaining "B" entry for Holmes' fans to enjoy.
I recently viewed the restored and colorized version of this black and white film on Amazon Prime. While the
images were sharp and crisp, in the colorization process some idiot unfortunately chose to make her the woman in blue. Still, this gaffe is not sufficient to take away the enjoyment of watching this film, which is sure to please fans of Sherlock Holmes.
Sure, Watson is a bumbling idiot, the police are incredibly inept, and Moriarty is so evil. But it's late at night or a rainy Saturday and you just have to see that cool Basil Rathbone/Sherlock go toe to toe with the equally cool woman in green.